TIPPETT

NAME: Tippett
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: Many buildings

Tippett was founded during the early 1880s as a sheep ranch. A biweekly stage between Cherry Creek and Tippett brought mail to the ranch that functioned as the post office for the area. The ranch was organized as the Tippet Land and Livestock Company. Though there have been many owners during subsequent years, Tippett is still a ranching operation. Today, thoroughbred Arabian horses are the “livestock.” The present owners are working hard to restore the ranch that deteriorated during the 1960s and 1970s. While the ranch house is more recent, the highlight of Tippett is the old stone horse barn built in the 1860s. Both the Pony Express and Overland Stage used the barn and small storehouse to house horses that were switched at nearby Antelope Springs. The barn is a beautiful remnant of vintage Nevada history. Tippett ranks high on the “must see” list of ghost towners.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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